Pfeiffer University’s annual student art show, on display at G.A. Pfeiffer Library, 2nd floor reading room, through May 5, showcases works in a variety of artistic genres by students representing a range of majors and expertise. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Last week, entries were judged by Amy Hart, a Charlotte-based commercial artist who specializes in three-dimensional sculptures derived mostly from welded metal. Among the works she selected as best representing the creative work of students are:
Best of Show, “Unique Corgi,” Samantha Smith, junior, communications major, art minor; Merit Award #1, “Chair,” Randall Nance, sophomore, health and exercise science/sport management major; Merit Award #2, “Little Brother,” Rachel Freeze, sophomore, art major; Juror's Choice, “Jelly Fish,” Samantha Smith. In addition, votes for the People’s Choice Award, tallied at a reception on April 20, resulted in a three-way tie for “Dragon,” Megan Hedrick, senior, communications major; “8-Point Buck,” Samantha Williams, sophomore, nursing major; and “Little Brother,” Rachel Freeze.
“With Amy Hart’s background, the number of 3-D pieces entered in this year’s show and familiarity with the Charlotte art scene, she was an excellent choice for assessing the students’ work,” said Joshua Cross, associate professor of art. “The level of art our students produce in all mediums is consistently impressive; I am very proud of their accomplishments and dedication to the artistic process.”